The HOPE Act duty-free access to the U.S. market, An opportunity for Haiti to export
Established in 2008 to help Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the Government of the United States gave Haiti something that other countries would only dream of. It is access to the US market, the biggest in the world. The HOPE Act provides for duty-free access for up to 70 million square meter equivalents (SME) of knit apparel (with some t-shirt and sweatshirt exclusions) and 70 million SMEs of woven apparel from Haiti.
There are some requirements to be qualified under the HOPE Act; however, this is an opportunity that can actually bring economic development for Haiti only if it uses it smartly